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Pair arrested for selling drugs and possessing a short-barreled shotgun

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Brennan Lenzies Marshall-Darnall, 26, and Shelby Lynn Stenstrom, 30, were arrested late last night and charged with drug possession with intent to sell and possession of a short-barreled shotgun.

A Gainesville Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on a car driven by Marshall-Darnall at about 10:40 p.m. in the 3200 block of NW 6th Street because the vehicle only had one headlight and had a broken taillight. The officer reported that he immediately smelled marijuana when he made contact with the occupants of the vehicle.

When asked whether there were any firearms in the car, Marshall-Darnall reportedly replied, “my rifle” and looked toward the passenger floorboard of the vehicle. The officer reported that the firearm was completely concealed from his view and within reach of both occupants.

A probable cause search of the vehicle reportedly found a 20 gauge shotgun with a sawed-off barrel, one shell in the chamber, and one shell in the tube. A black bag reportedly contained about 58 grams of marijuana split between a large bag and multiple small bags, about 13 grams of crack cocaine, empty baggies, “hundreds” of needles, and clear glass pipes with brillo.

A search of Stenstrom reportedly produced two hand-rolled cigars with white rocks in them that tested positive for MDPV and a small amount of cocaine. Post Miranda, she reportedly said she smokes “weed” but didn’t know anything about any other narcotics in the car; she said the gun belonged to Marshall-Darnall and that he had handed her the two cigars and the cocaine, but they didn’t belong to her.

A search of Marshall-Darnall reportedly produced a hand-rolled cigar containing MDPV and a digital scale with white powder on it. Post Miranda, he invoked his right to remain silent.

Marshall-Darnall has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of a synthetic narcotic with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug equipment, possession of a short-barreled gun, and carrying a concealed firearm without a permit. He was arrested in September and was charged with sexual battery with a deadly weapon or force and false imprisonment; bail was initially set at $375,000, but he was released on his own recognizance on October 31.

Stenstrom is facing the same charges as Marshall-Darnall. She has no local criminal history.

Bail information is unavailable on weekends.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • A ROR ON a sexual battery??? WTF…The System is F’d… Tallahassee needs accountability nobody wins in culture wars.. because WOKE is sooooo dangerous 😳.. you might learn something 🤔..Yikes

  • Dumb & Dumber can’t escape the long arm of the law. Heading out in a car full of drugs and a restricted gun with a broken taillight and headlight. Pure genius.

    • And always make sure you’ve got plenty of pot carelessly scattered throughout the vehicle, that way once the cop smells the pot he gets a “freebie” – a probable cause search of the entire vehicle and all its occupants.

  • The drugs were “not hers…” ????? The moment she ACCEPTED the “cigars, she was in POSSESSION of the narcotics!!! I bet if someone gave her a $500 bill and another tries to take it, Shelby would scream LOUDLY, “Let go, that’s mine!!!!” Point of view, folks!

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